April 18, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, FL.--Head coach Dwayne Hultquist and the 62nd-ranked Florida State men's tennis team are getting ready to take on No. 46 Wake Forest in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, which will be held at the Lake Cane Marsha Park & Tennis Center in Orlando, Fla., on April 19-22. The men's tennis team will compete alongside women's tennis, men's and women's golf, track, and lacrosse, as part of the 2001 ACC Springfest at Disney's Wide World Of Sports Complex.
The Seminoles, who are seeded 5th in the tournament, currently hold a 10-12 record on the season, 4-4 in ACC play, and are scheduled to play the 4th-seeded Demon Deacons (13-9 overall, 5-3 in the ACC) on Friday, April 20th, at 9 a.m. Wake Forest won the regular season meeting between the two schools, 6-1, on March 12th in Winston Salem, N.C.
"Playing Wake Forest again is going to be a good opportunity for us to reverse from our loss to them in March, and it will give us a chance to show just how much we have improved this season", FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. "A number of our guys are playing at the top of their game right now and we should be able to give it a good go this weekend in Orlando."
In case of a victory over the Demon Deacons on Friday, the winner of No. 1 Duke and No. 9 Maryland will await the Seminoles in Saturday's semi-final which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.
Florida State have one more match left of the regular dual match season after the ACC tournament. The Seminoles will host Auburn on Senior Day on Sunday April 29th at 5:00 p.m.